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Watchful eyes

Justice SystemBarack ObamaLocal GovernmentJohn Paul StevensU.S. Senate
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) watches from his office as President Barack Obama introduces his Supreme Court nominee, Solicitor General Elena Kagan, on Capitol Hill in Washington. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, the former Harvard Law School dean would be the... Brendan Smialowski, Getty Images